Steven Gladstone

Steven Gladstone

Steven Gladstone is a New York-based filmmaker who has worked in the industry for more than 20 years as an animation/motion control cameraman, gaffer, camera assistant, D.P., and director. He spent a year and a half videotaping Holocaust survivors for the Survivors of the Shoah project and has a Master of Communication Arts degree. When he isn't working at B&H, he pursues personal filmmaking projects and spends time with his children. His personal website is www.gladstonefilms.com.

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Once upon a time, compression was a dirty word, but the reality is that compression is occurring throughout the image taking process. Your lens compresses the image, unless you are shooting 1:1 macro. You could consider the Bayer filter on your sensor a form of compression, (referred to as Color Sampling Ratio) and, of course, there is the codec (compressor/decompressor), format, and bit-rate you...
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Let’s face it, gift-giving season is upon us, and you’ve got someone you care about to whom you would like to give a useful and meaningful gift. But, you don’t know what to get them. Sure, you could go with the old stand-by, the B&H Gift Card, but this year you really want to make...
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The Core SWX Fleet Micro battery charger is named so, not because it’s particularly fast at charging (although it is), but because it is ready to charge and maximize your personal fleet of professional V-mount or Gold-mount batteries. Perspective In the 1980s, I had an old Cine 60 battery belt. It had a 4-pin XLR output, used NiCd cells, and had a built-in overnight charger. My cat used to sleep...
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Looking through an on-set or kit bag, you never know what little surprises you may run into. For example, one Assistant Cameraman (A.C.) with whom I studied years ago, used to carry disposable razors. Why, you may ask? An actor with whom that AC once worked was always worried about his five-o’clock shadow, and the makeup person didn’t have a razor. I didn’t carry around disposable razors, but in...
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Unless you have been living under a rock since early September, you have probably heard about the new Flowtech 75 tripod legs, available from Sachtler and Vinten, either...
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DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are small, light, and can get into spaces traditional cinema and ENG cameras just can't. However, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are not meant to work on a film set all day long—it just isn't in their ergonomics. This is especially true if you are planning on handholding a camera all day, or working with accessories such as follow focus units, zoom motors, or external...
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Since the Canon 5D MarkII (since supplanted by the Mark III and Mark IV) started shooting video and consumer camcorders started capturing 4K, the lines of differentiation between cameras, and for what...
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Let us be serious here—the holidays are no time for fooling around, especially Halloween. If you are looking for that last-minute gift for the video maker in your life, party ideas, or just planning for next year, here are a few treats for you. Atmosphere Whether you are shooting a film, throwing a party, or just looking to make an entrance, nothing sets the mood quite like fog. While the thought...
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We in the Video department at B&H are tickled green to announce the Canon PR5-G Green Laser Wireless Presenter, a little device that makes a big splash. Designed to interface with Keynote, PowerPoint, Apple Preview, and Adobe Reader DC, and cross-platform compatible (Windows/Mac),...
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Here at B&H, we love watching products evolve, and we are happy to announce the Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2, a handheld gimbal stabilizer with built-in follow focus control. Supporting cameras and lenses weighing a total of 7.1 pounds, the Crane-2 can work with mirrorless and DSLR...
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With apologies to Edgar Allen Poe, the RED Digital Cinema®’s RED RAVEN® camera BRAIN® doesn’t just sit and squawk one word repeatedly. Instead, it is the center point of a powerful camera system that can shoot 4.5K footage at up to 120 fps, with 16.5+ stops of dynamic range,...
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I recently had the opportunity to try the Feiyu a2000 gimbal. I've worked with a few camera-stabilizing systems before, and have only recently begun to feel more comfortable with them, so I was happy to try another system. Now, truth be told, I have always felt that for free-form work—I...
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It is our pleasure here at B&H to officially announce the Canon XF400 and XF405 camcorders. Sharing the form factor of the previous...
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Have you heard about the Canon VIXIA GX10? Well we here at B&H Photo have, and we are excited to announce it. The VIXIA lineup has grown over the years from a simple handheld camcorder to an HD shooting powerhouse, and the new GX10 ups its game to shoot UHD 4K. Much more than just a...
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When you have to pick up and go from one job to the next, Acme Video Solutions Go provides you with three options for a self-contained live switcher and streaming hardware box, each with a 17.3" display, keyboard, mouse, and rolling case. These three systems are powerful on-location tools. The...

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